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HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Dalton in control to beat Chipps


Dalton’s Braylon Wenger collected 20 of his 35 points in the first two quarters of the Jan. 6 game against Chippewa. Jack Steiner finished with 21 points and three 3-pointers. The Dawgs had a home victory 72.-56.

DGKN sports writer

It was a game of runs, but Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team stayed in control for practically the whole game during its 72-56 home victory over Chippewa on Jan. 6.
The Dawgs have a 4-5 overall record.
Chippewa went on a 5-0 run to start the game, but Braylon Wenger knocked down the first of his five triples in the game on his way to 35 points. A field goal from Jack Steiner tied the game and the Chipps never led again. By halftime, the Dawgs were leading 35-21 with Wenger, Steiner and Brady Hignight being the only scorers for Dalton. Wenger collected 20 of his 35 points in the first two quarters. Dalton made seven of nine shots at one point in the third quarter and also held a 20-point lead. The comfortable margin allowed Dalton to cruise through the fourth quarter.
Steiner finished with 21 points and three 3-pointers. Hignight added eight points. Keller McFarren and Grayson Lehman both had three points each. Ethan Stutz had two points.

Central Christian
Central lost to Mansfield Christian 54-53 on the road Jan. 6. Lyle Endsley led the Comets with 16 points. Bryan Martin added 15 points. Silas Coleman totaled nine points. Drew Badertscher scored seven points. Richard Carr finished with five points. Thatcher Rohrer had one point. The Comets defeated Open Door Christian 59-57 Jan. 7 on the road. Badertscher guided CCS with 16 points. Richard Carr totaled 11 points. Coleman contributed 10 points. Rohrer and Ruben Carr both had eight points each. Endsley scored six points. Central has a 5-6 overall record and a 2-3 MBC record.

Golden Bears
Waynedale’s varsity boys basketball team beat Rittman 59-37.

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